YuriReviews – Some Changes and Updates

As some of you might have already noticed, something changed about YuriReviews. It’s not the content, nor is it the look. It’s something very simple, yet something that means a lot to us.

So what happened is, we moved. You probably didn’t even notice, since you can still find us the way you usually would. Well, the change is not that big anyway, but now, we’re happy to announce that we have our own domain “YuriReviews.com”. No blogspot added anymore, simply YuriReviews.

Yeah, I like that~

We’re really happy about this little change. You might not think about this too deeply, but as Rock The Vogt once said, “It’s like moving into another home”, and it’s a better one. One that only belongs to us, which is amazing. Though, the road that brought us there wasn’t that easy.

Since some of you already know, let’s just say that we ran into some trouble with a visitor some weeks ago. To put it lightly, he was hard to deal with, and he ended up spamming some posts of ours with walls of text stating how much we and our blog suck. We ended up deleting these posts, but he seemingly went ahead and reported YuriReviews.

Shortly after that, the blog was marked as something along the lines of untrustworthy, and a notification appeared once you tried to enter the blog saying “Some people reported this blog for having unsuited content” or something like this. As you can imagine, our traffic went down the drain, and we ended up only getting like ¼ of our usual daily traffic, which sucked big time.

Well, I guess we’re not blogging to get famous or anything stupid like this. I mean, that’s pretty much impossible anyway, considering the fact that we’re doing this in this little niche that is yuri blogging. However, at least I can say that I am somewhat competitive. I want to get better, and I just love seeing the blog grow. It motivates me to see that our traffic was growing, so this was a huge setback.

Well, we were able to replace that notification with another notification that basically marks our blog as NSFW, which it probably is anyway, but since all adult posts are marked as such, I don’t really see the problem with it.

Anyway, moving to our own domain might only be the first step, and if we can’t find a way to get back to where we were before we got reported, we might as well move from Blogger to another blogging service. Though, don’t worry, since we have our own domain now, you can pretty much find us at Yurireviews.com at all time, no matter what blogging service we’ll decide on.

As the last change, we implemented a donation button. I know what you might be thinking, but let me explain. We ended up actually buying this domain, which will lead to future costs as well. Also, depending on what blogging service we’ll possible decide on in the future, there might be some monthly costs involved too.

When I started blogging back in 2013, and as weird as this might sound, I dreamt about being able to generate enough money to be able to buy a new manga each month with the money I make. Of course, it’s not that easy, but that was my little wish. Well, I didn’t create a blog to be able to buy new manga, but I thought that if I could somehow make some bucks with the thing I like doing anyway, that would be amazing.

As you guys know, we haven’t made much so far, and basically all the money we made, we ended up using to make our little giveaway in December possible. So right now, since we actually had to spend some money, we decided to just go for a donation button. You’re free to judge us (mostly me) for putting up something like this, but I think it’s a better solution for our readers, as well as Rock and I, than the advertisement we put up so far.

Though, feel free to tell us your thoughts about this as well. Since I’m still unsure about this, I’d like to hear what you guys think. Also, as stated in my post about implementing an advertisement some time ago, we will not put up anything that our readers don’t like, so feel free to leave us your thoughts.

Lastly, I have two more things to say. First of all, we want to thank all of you guys for your great support so far, and especially during the past few weeks. We received a lot of nice and encouraging words from so many of you. I’d especially like to thank our great neighbor OG for his constant support and advice. Thank you, it was highly appreciated as you already know.

So again, thank you. *bows*

And finally, even though I don’t know how many of you actually made it so far, I’d like to ask you guys for help. After returning from Japan, I yet again have a whole lot of new yuri doujinshi lying around in my room. I already scanned some of them, and I’d like to work on them. However, even though we can do most of it on our own, we’re missing someone who could translate them. Our usual translator, Mai-tan, is really busy right now, so we’re looking for someone who could help us out a little until Mai is ready to go again. (@Mai: Don’t you dare apologize for being busy by the way! :P)

So if you have some free time and want to help out, feel free to write us up. We’re currently looking for Japanese and Chinese translators.

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32 thoughts on “YuriReviews – Some Changes and Updates

  1. Congratulations on moving! I didn't know such things were going on here but it's good to hear it's over. At least I hope it is. Personally, I have no problem with ads, donation buttons, or anything that helps with keeping the blog up, for that matter.

    As always, you're doing a great job. Keep it up! 🙂

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  2. New yuri adress, same awesome yuri blog 🙂
    Hope the usual yuri traffic comes back soon! Also I don't think there is anywhing wrong with putting up a donation button, you are putting a lot of work into this blog, you shouldn't have to lose a lot of money too.
    Keep up the good work, you guys are great!

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  3. Congratulations on the move mighty European ninja warriors! I wish you two the best of luck in this step down the path of awesomeness. Keep up the good work!

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  4. congrats on the move you guys, i love the blog so much i come everytime to be able to talk about my love for yuri and share my opinions and such, i hope that this can continue on and i really hope that the blog will continue to grow and grow each and everyday 🙂

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  5. He he! We're glad to hear that you leveled up… XD
    Now that you mention it, everytime i tried to enter YuriReview, there was an avertissement… But we never though someone might have reported this site…
    As for the ads and donation, we can live with… We might not be able to donate for some finantial reasons but will visit the site verry often, so you could get ads pay…
    And for the scans, my Japanese sucks, i don't think we might be of any help… It's like we are vampire, we just drain your hard work, we wait 'till you finish it and then we only read it *snif* we're so sorry for beeing so useless…
    By the way, now it's way easier to find the site now! 🙂
    Continue your great job! We will always be cheering for you…

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  6. I'm fine with both ads and donations and whatever money you make, you deserve it all.

    Wish I could help with the doujins, but I'm not confident enough with my Nihongo.

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  7. that line in the brackets, you know me well^^
    I'm happy for you that you now own this domain, it must have been an expensive decision (looking at wordpress' prices scares me off).
    I'm currently getting a lot of help with my own project Kimi no Tame Nara Shineru (it takes a lot of work off my shoulders), so chances are good that I'll make a comeback with working with you again soon >__<
    that spamer was kind of scary though, glad that nothing serious happened (from what I read about ownership on google's blogger it sometimes can get difficult). Both of you will have my continous support, thanks for the awesome blogging!

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  8. Stay strong and stay with us YuriReviews ! We are with you !
    Congratulations on your own domain.
    Yeah, donations and ads are ok.

    I can't help with Jap translations, but if you ever decide to expand to the east and readers there, I can help with eng -> polish

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  9. LOL, i'm a tad bit disappointed Lena, that you didn't go the Big Boss route, and give us a maniacal speech,

    “And yes we may all be headed straight for hell, but what better place for us then this. This is our heaven. Our Hell. This is…Yuri Heaven.”

    Congrats BTW.

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  10. YuriReviews.Blogspot.com evolves to YuriReviews.com, we're like a new form of Pokemon 😛

    By the way, you don't need to donate anything 🙂
    Everyone is already supporting us in many different ways, which is amazing, and everyone who is willing to support is free to do it any way they want~

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  11. YuriReviews.com does have nicer ring to it than the last address 😀

    Don't myself really mind either, the type of ad that was here on those “ancient times”, or donation button. Though, now I feel like I don't do much for the blog, since I can't really donate in my current state… Maybe in the future 😛

    Anyway, stay strong, I'll give you my support by reading the blog and commenting 😛

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  12. Grats on the move. Some guy attempts to pull out support? Consider an anonymous lurker coming out as some recompense. It's only right to support you guys, and just continue on doing your work.

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  13. Congrats on the new domain! It really is exciting to see this blog grow, and thanks for giving us great content since 2013! I'm sorry to hear about your unpleasantry. I'd feed em with a knuckle sandwich! (Smol angry.) 😡 I'm sure you'll be able to spring back in no time! Thanks again, and you'll always have my support! 😀

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